Forums

Graduate Student Services Forum

November 3, 2016, 8:30 am – 12 Noon

Mackenzie Room (3rd Floor, Huang Engineering Building)
Cost: $20 (STAP eligible)         

The Graduate Student Services (GSS) Forum is a half-day event for graduate student services professionals. The GSS Forum helps these professionals develop new skills, learn about policy, and understand changes at the University, while celebrating their hard work and dedication.

The event will feature speaker Jeff Wachtel, Executive Director of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, and a panel discussion with the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE), the Graduate Life Office (GLO), and the Student Services Center (SSC).

Please note the new "Pre-session" that is intended mainly for staff with less than one year's experience in graduate student services, by providing a brief "how-to" of the essentials of graduate student services at Stanford.

Forum Schedule

8:30 a.m.

Pre-session Check-in & breakfast (Pre-session is intended for staff with less than one year's experience in graduate student services)

8:45 a.m.

Pre-session for New Employees begins (Pre-session is intended for staff with less than one year's experience in graduate student services)
Stanford Acronyms

9:00 a.m.

Regular program Check-in & breakfast (Pre-session attendees do not check in again)

9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address – Tommy Liu, Chair, GSS Forum

9:35 a.m.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program:

  • Jeff Wachtel, Executive Director, Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
  • Alyssa Morrison, Managing Director, Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
10:00 a.m. Icebreaker

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion:

  • Justyna Staresnick, Assistant Director of Fellowships and Programs, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE)
  • Ken Hsu, Assistant Vice Provost & Director, Graduate Life Office (GLO)
  • Patricia Sullivan, Student Services Specialist, Student Services Center (SSC)
11:30 a.m.

GFS Updates:

  • TJ Fletcher, Director, Student Financial Services
  • Kelly Wright, Director, Payroll

As a "thank you" for your hard work in supporting Stanford's graduate students, registered attendees will receive a GSS Forum umbrella (while supplies last)! Sign up in STARS today!

Please sign up in STARS for the Graduate Student Services Forum. Log into Axess, then click on the STARS tab. Search the catalog for "Graduate Student Services Forum", and enroll in Activity AS-5000-110316.

This event could not be possible without generous support from the following:

Financial Aid Office
Graduate School of Business
Graduate School of Education
Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
School of Engineering
School of Humanities and Sciences
Student Financial Services

Updated on November 21, 2016 10:42 AM